Breast Augmentation Procedure Guide


Breast Augmentation, or Breast Enlargement, is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance or restore the size and shape of the breasts. Breast augmentation performed by a qualified plastic surgeon is a safe and popular procedure. Breast augmentation was the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for women in 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Complete Guide to Breast Augmentation

Are You a Candidate?

The best candidates for breast augmentation are women who want to enhance their appearance with fuller breasts, correct a loss of breast volume or correct a difference in breast size.

are you a candidate?
Breast Augmentation Surgery breasts in swimsuit

All about breast augmentation surgery — incision types, implant placement, anesthesia and surgical risks.

surgery information
Choosing Your New Size breasts in swimsuit

You will choose your new size with the help of your plastic surgeon. Learn about larger vs. smaller implants, how to do the rice test and much more.

choosing your new size
Your Consultation with a Surgeon breasts in shirt

The consultation with a plastic surgeon is your opportunity to ask the questions you have about breast augmentation. Use our Consultation Checklist to get the most from your consult.

your consultation
Breast Augmentation Aftercare breasts in swimsuit

Normal symptoms experienced after breast augmentation usually subside quickly. Take care of yourself — you're almost there!

breast augmentation post-op guide
All About Breast Implants Breast Implant

All about breast implants! Learn about your options and which style might be right for you.

all about breast implants
Costs and Financing dollar sign

How much should you expect to pay for breast augmentation? Learn more about the typical costs involved and what your health insurance may cover.

costs and financing
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon magnifying glass

Use our resources to find the plastic surgeon who is right for you. Choosing a skilled and qualified surgeon is the most important decision you will make if you decide to have breast surgery.

choosing a plastic surgeon
Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for breast augmentation surgery doesn't have to be stressful if you do a little planning and follow your doctor's guidelines. Use our planning tips and printable Pre-op Planning Checklist to help you prepare for surgery and the recovery period.

preparing for surgery
Breast Augmentation Glossary

Looking for a definition? You'll find it in this easy-to-use glossary of terms related to breast augmentation, breast implants and breast health.

breast augmentation glossary

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more resources:

  • Breast Surgery Procedures — Learn about other breast surgery procedures — Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction and Breast Reconstruction.
  • Breast Anatomy — Understanding the general anatomy of the breasts is helpful to women considering Breast Implants.
  • Breast Cancer Screening — All women, including those with breast implants, should undergo regular Breast Cancer Screenings., All About Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants

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